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Weekly News Headlines – Week of February 6, 2022

Below is a collection of news headlines that were published concerning Excelsior Springs throughout the past two weeks, since the week prior there weren’t enough headlines to share.

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Sheriff warns of Deadly New Drug Trend in the Northland – Excelsior Citizen
DEA tests reveal that 2 of every 5 fentanyl pills contain a deadly dose, causing overdoses

Railroad Merger on Track to Deliver Major Changes to Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have filed an application allowing authorization

School District Unmasks New COVID policies – Excelsior Citizen
While surrounding school districts have struggled to keep their doors open amid a surge in COVID-19

Library Launches New Community Health Initiative – Excelsior Citizen
MCPL Lends Wellness Kits, Partners with Health Departments for ‘Access Wellness’ Greater Kansas City, MO

Excelsior Springs Receives Recognition as “Community for All Ages” – Excelsior Citizen
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) recently recognized the city of Excelsior Springs for their work to create a “Community for All Ages”. The award was announced at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting on Jan. 21, 2022.  Excelsior Springs received Gold level recognition, which acknowledges the work the city has done to become more age-friendly.

Cameron Road Residents Rocked by Plans for Quarry Expansion – Excelsior Citizen
Some residents living along Cameron Road have expressed concerns over a proposed northern expansion of the nearby quarry in Mosby, MO.

Residents Blast Quarry Over Expansion – Excelsior Citizen
In a follow-up from our reporting last Sunday in Cameron Road Residents Rocked by Plans for…

Sheriff’s Pursuit of Stolen Vehicles Ends with PIT Stop in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs awoke to the sounds of sirens blaring as a Ray County Sheriff’s Deputy and Excelsior Springs Police teamed up to apprehend a suspect in a stolen car chase. At approximately 6:20 AM a vehicle was reported stolen from the Shell gas station in Richmond, MO. Moments later the stolen vehicle was spotted by …

Who Let the Dogs Out? Excelsior Springs Reconsiders Pit Bull Ban – Excelsior Citizen
The City of Excelsior Springs will be reconsidering the Pit Bull “breed ban” that was established in 1987. In addition to the breed ban, Excelsior Springs has an ordinance regarding “Dangerous Dogs” in general. The council will revisit the topic to decide whether to keep the breed ban or if the dangerous dogs code alone is sufficient.

A Parents’ ‘Bill of Rights’? Missouri May Give Families More Influence in Classrooms – Patch
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, would establish ‘The Parents’ Bill of Rights for Student Well Being” and codify a variety of parental rights…

If response of two Republicans is an indicator, passing CRT bill in Missouri legislature will… – The Center Square
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, and Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, testify before the House elementary and secondary education committee on Jan.

Missouri Legislators Remain Divided over Critical Race Theory Bill – The Ohio Star
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, joined Schroer as they teamed to combine the banning of critical race theory with Richey’s “Parents’ Bill of …

Bob Buckley: Local and national history flows through a work of art – Examiner
When Truman beat Dewey in the 1948 election, he had spent the night at the Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs and headed to the Muehlebach Hotel in …

2 bills to increase funding for KCPD pass out of House Committee on Public Safety – KSHB
Doug Richey of Excelsior Springs both aim to increase funding for KCPD by raising the percentage of general revenue Kansas City is required to …

State legislators discuss goals, challenges of session – mycouriertribune.com
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs (left), and Nick Schroer, R-St. Charles County, testify in front of the House Elementary and Secondary Education on …

2022 Angus Women Connected application is now open – High Plains Journal
… invites women to attend the 2022 Angus Women Connected Conference March 23 to 25 at the Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Disney Reveals Details for Exclusive Tour of Walt Disney’s Hometown – Inside the Magic
… at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with a light continental-style breakfast before boarding a motorcoach to Marceline.

Dolt undefeated, wins Odessa Invitational title – Excelsior Springs Standard
Competing in the 152-pound division, Dolt was the lone Excelsior Springs grappler to claim a championship, going 5-0, notching three wins by pin, …

ES girls grapplers sweep triangular, drop dual – Excelsior Springs Standard
The regular season is complete for the Tigers in girls wrestling. The Tigers finished that portion of their schedule last week …

ES boys hoopsters drop two at Richmond Winter Classic – Excelsior Springs Standard
RICHMOND – Win No. 2 of the varsity boys basketball season continued to elude the Tigers last week.

Aiden Goss Found – Excelsior Springs Standard
HENRIETTA – The Ray County Sheriff’s Office reported Aiden D. Goss, 14, Excelsior Springs, has been found and returned home.

Boards add members – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR – The city has new Historic Preservation Commission and Planning and Zoning Board members. City Clerk Shannon Stroud swore in Jason Van Till to preservation and Julia Goldstein to zoning Jan.

New vehicles for police department – Excelsior Springs Standard
The police department is updating the fleet.

Tournament title powers girl grapplers through packed week – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The girls in black and gold got off to a winning start last week on the wrestling mats. On Jan.

Hardwood Thrills and Spills – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – In varsity girls basketball, the Tigers went from a comeback victory to double-digit losses within a few days last week. The comeback victory, a 52-49 thriller, took place Jan.

Shots fall, but second win eludes Excelsior Springs boys – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The boys in black and gold are scoring more points lately in varsity basketball. They are not, however, finding their second victory this season.

Holiday time used to finish work at ECC, Elkhorn Elem. – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Touchup construction work at Elkhorn Elementary School in Ray County and the Early Childhood Center is complete, Superintendent Travis Hux told district leaders Jan. 10 during the Board of Education meeting at the Support Services Center.

Job Corps loses students; district loses funding – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The school district expects a slight uptick in Job Corps student enrollment within the next few months, Superintendent Travis Hux told district leaders Jan. 10 during the Board of Education meeting at the Support Services Center.

Excelsior Springs High School first in acting, speech – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Excelsior Springs High School Competitive Acting and Speech Team took the Lexington Invitational sweepstakes award. Nine schools competed.

Sutton moves up to appeals court, county looks to fill vacancy – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Former Excelsior Springs Prosecutor and Municipal Judge Janet Lodwick Sutton, 56, Liberty, accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Kansas City.

Council welcomes new police chief to Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The city has welcomed a new police chief, Greg Dull. Dull succeeds interim Chief Chris Weber, who stepped down Dec.

Season in Review: Excelsior Springs Boys Soccer – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Members of Excelsior Springs’ varsity boys soccer team reaped postseason honors for the Tigers’ third-place Class 2 state finish. Senior Ethan Edwards received Class 2 first-team, all-state honors and was named Class 2 Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association.

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